Ecuador 2019

It’s go again !
Atheris, still in its thirst for discovery, launched out this year to visit a mythical country in South America, Ecuador. A country rather small in size (compared to its neighbors of South America), but great due to its incredible biodiversity.
In two weeks of visit, we do not pretend to inventory all the herpetofauna of the country, obviously. The choice is even towards relatively limited trips: trip by mini-bus, only three separate sites, but judiciously chosen to observe a maximum of species!




New project: back to French Guiana!

DSC04802That’s it, the next trip of Atheris is soon! Not a new destination because we return to the lands of French Guiana (although most members of the team have never been there before). The novelty here will be the addition of an educational dimension to the naturalist project. Indeed, the team has set up a biodiversity education and awareness project with the Maripasoula College, the largest municipality in France on the border with Suriname. (more…)

Next trip… Mexico!

Drapeau MexiqueAnd the next trip of Atheris will be … Mexico! Mexico is simply one of the countries with the greatest diversity of reptiles in the world. Realize, there are over 900 species of reptiles in Mexico … including 42 species of Crotales, incredible but true! See you soon, for a review of our herptrip on!

Morocco 2018


Here we are, for the fourth year in a row, visiting Morocco. This country is a paradise for reptile fans! As every year, our friend Abdou has joined us. We are accompanied by Dylan, Miguel, Marion and Jean, four members of the association, who we hope will not be disappointed with the trip! Our goal is to contribute to the improvement of knowledge in progress in this country (study of the distribution of species, genetic samples, etc). We spent a week exploring different types of habitats to produce presence data and rise our photo and video database. The research is also done in tanks, many in these arid areas, and where animals often fall. This is an opportunity to save these animals while making some unpublished observations.


Costa Rica, biodiversity with a big B!


Costa Rica is a small country by its size: 51 000 km². On the other hand, in terms of biodiversity, it is simply remarkable. Amphibians and Reptiles alone, we are talking about more than 400 species!
In addition, Costa Rica has focused on green tourism and the preservation of biodiversity. The preserved natural areas are still numerous, and everything is made to welcome naturalists curious about the tropical fauna. We had already visited this country in the past, and it was urgent to return there, to discover the most remarkable species of the country.